Diesel Spill Cleanup
Although the cost has been consistently higher than gasoline, the use of diesel fuel has become more widely used in the United States. One of the reasons for this expansion of diesel consumption is the fact that a gallon of diesel contains more raw energy than gasoline, which makes it more economical to use in commercial vehicles. And, since the start of the COVID Virus that caused people to choose to order online for all kinds of goods, trucking companies are getting busier and busier. Couple that change with the fact that multiple industries are using diesel for production power than ever before and you can begin to see why having a plan for when a diesel spill occurs is of the utmost importance.
Diesel fuel, otherwise known as petrodiesel, is thicker, stickier, and has a smell that’s similar to raw petroleum. These distinctive properties that diesel has makes proper cleanup a must. While simply throwing a bag of oil dry on a small spill may absorb the diesel that remains on the surface, much of the contaminants you cannot see can seep in and remain hidden for years. And, if you experience multiple spills in the same area, say around fueling pumps, the damage to the environment is only compounded.
Industrial Diesel Spill Cleanup
Any manufacturing facility, trucking company, industrial company, or any business that stores petroleum-based products should have a spill protocol in place for an accidental spill. But, even if your business doesn’t store fuel onsite, having a plan in place if a spill does occur is an essential part of your company’s health and safety program. Whether gasoline or diesel, petroleum-based products are found in virtually every workplace in the United States. Trucking companies carry millions of gallons of diesel while traveling throughout the country. And a wide range of other businesses uses diesel and gas. This means there’s obviously a high risk of a spill occurring. Will your business be next?